Today's Opinions

  • Slow mail costs money

    Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday.  But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?  
    We found out a few years ago, when the Postmaster General had to take away overnight First-Class and Periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem for a lot of consumers and businesses.  Now, we may be facing a new slowdown, if something isn’t done by Congress soon.

  • Treasures...Inheritance or headache?
  • Fall color always there
  • Wireworms in the potato patch

    I have loads of potatoes this year, most of them are clean as a whistle.  We get them out early so they are ready to harvest by mid to late August.This early start seems to offset any significant problem with wireworms.  The telltale sign of wireworms: if you do have lots of tiny holes in your potatoes, you likely saw the tough little yellow or rust colored worms when you were digging your crop.

  • Ensuring retirees have a secure retirement

    Bringing about a flurry of facts and a storm of misconceptions, Kentucky’s pension crisis has become one of the most dominating news stories in recent months.
    One thing is for certain: if our state pensions are not addressed in the near future, we will face huge cuts in state funding. Education, Medicaid, and other government services will likely be affected—a risk our state is not in a position to take.
     So how did we get to this point? In the early 2000’s Kentucky’s pensions were in a healthy condition.

  • Local resident concerned about fiscal responsibility

    I am a resident of Grant County for 49 years. I am concerned about fiscal responsibility in our current county fiscal court.
    There has never been a county occupation tax in Grant County until the Republicans were voted in.
    Now in their third year in office, they said they were out of money and needed to pass an occupation tax. They blamed this on Democrats who served before they were elected because they did not pass an occupation tax.

  • Magistrate supports courthouse repairs, not costly assessment

    In response to the article you published on Sept. 27, 2017 on the front page of the Grant County News, I would like to express my point of view as a magistrate who represents the 1st District; Corinth and Williamstown.  
    I, along with others (based on the number of inquiries I’ve received), were very much surprised to have read that Brandsetter Carroll Inc. was hired to complete an assessment of the courthouse.

  • Stray seed, hybrids, the mighty Hubbard squash